GK & Current Affairs – April 18, 19, 2016

1. The Indian Army’s battle exercise ‘Shatrujeet’ was conducted in which district of India?
Answer: Bikaner
The Indian Army’s tank exercise ‘Shatrujeet’ was conducted in the deserts of Bikaner district of Rajasthan
2. According to a report by World Bank, which of the following country has received largest sum through remittances in year 2015?
[D]Saudi Arabia
Answer: India
India became the largest remittances receiving country at USD 72 billion this year followed by China at USD 64 billion, as per the World Bank Report.
3. Which State Government has made it mandatory to have a hologram on every alcohol bottle manufactured and sold in the state?
[C]Uttar Pradesh
Answer: Maharashtra
Maharashtra Government has decided to paste “polyester base track and trace” hologram, to be supported by a mobile app, which will help consumers find out whether the liquor is fake or genuine.
4. Who among the following became the first ever Indian woman to qualify for Olympics in Gymnastics?
[A]Dipa Karmakar
[B]Aparna Popat
[C]Dola Banerjee
[D]Divya Singh
Answer: Dipa Karmakar
Dipa Karmakar becomes the first ever Indian woman to qualify for Olympics in Gymnastics.
5. Who has been appointed as the new chairperson of National Monument Authority (NMA)?
[A]Nidhi Sharma
[B]Prabha Ray
[C]Susmita Pande
[D]Nivedita Sarda
Answer: Susmita Pande
Susmita Pande has been appointed as the new chairperson of National Monument Authority (NMA). She succeeded Himanshu Prabha Ray.Presently, Pande is the head of the School of Studies in Ancient Indian History, Culture and Archaeology in the Vikram University of Madhya Pradesh.
6. The 2016 Retreat of the Supreme Court judges was held in which city of India?
Answer: Bhopal
President Pranab Mukherjee has inaugurated the 4th edition of retreat of Supreme Court Judges 2016 at the National Judicial Academy in Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh. In the 3-day retreat, the national issues such as global terrorism, economic growth globalization, climate change, environmental challenges, would be discussed by experts, serving and retired government officials.
7. Who is the author of the book “The Life and Death of Adolf Hitler”?
[A]James Cross Giblin
[B]John Banville
[C]Jeffrey Archer
[D]Agatha Christie
Answer: James Cross Giblin
James Cross Giblin (82), who is known for writing a biography of Adolf Hitler “The Life and Death of Adolf Hitler”, has recently passed away in United States. He was a highly skilled editor and a children’s book author.
8. The World Haemophilia Day is observed on which date?
[A]April 16
[B]April 17
[C]April 15
[D]April 18
Answer: April 17
The World Haemophilia Day is observed every year on April 17 to create awareness for hemophilia and other bleeding disorders. It also serves to raise funds and attract volunteers for the World Federation of Hemophilia (WFH).
9. “Twitter Seva” is to be launched by Union Government for which purpose?
[A]For women safety
[B]For water purity mission
[C]For Start-Ups
[D]For fight against human trafficking
Answer: For Start-Ups
The Union government will launch a new service “Twitter Seva” on April 21, 2016 to address various queries of startups in a time-bound manner. In it, any startup which wants to access government irrespective of any department, they can (put their queries).
10. Which of the following will be India’s first online interactive heritage portal?
Answer: Sahapedia
India’s first online interactive heritage portal “Sahapedia” will be launched on April 23, 2016 by the Union Government in New Delhi. The web portal will be a collaborative knowledge resource on the arts, culture and heritage of India. The purpose of this portal is to inform, educate and act on subjects such as knowledge traditions, visual and material arts, performing arts, literature and languages, practices and rituals, histories, institutions, people, built spaces and natural environment. It will be accessible across user groups such as scholars, practitioners, students, teachers, travellers and enthusiasts, while integrating activities and services including research, documentation, digitization and conservation. .

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